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Keynote Forum

Venue: Hall D, 3F, COEX




  • Day1. Future
  • Monday, September 4,  2017 11:00 - 13:00
    -Regenerating Urban Architecture for Cohesion and Sustainability


  • Panelists
  • Cristiane Muniz

    São Paulo, 1970
    Founding partner of Una arquitetos since 1996, in architectural practice. Architect and Urbanist graduated in 1993 from the University of São Paulo (FAUUSP), where finished her Masters degree in 2005.

    Since its formation Una arquitetos has developed projects in different scales and programs like equipments for public transportation as well as urban projects such as cultural centers, schools, commercial buildings and residences. Una currently works in association with other architects, engineering groups and consultants, thus assuring a space for a comprehensive and multidisciplinary discussion with focus in architecture and urbanism.

    Una has received 1st prize in the national competition for Post Office Cultural Center, São Paulo (1997) and Gold Medal in the Prague Quadriennale Set design, Costume and Theatrical Architecture, for this project. Received 1st prize in the national competition for Experimental Theater and Performing Arts School to University of Campinas (Unicamp, 2002). Received 1st prize in the competition for CIESP regional headquarters (2010). Received 1st prize in the national competition for Redevelopment of vulnerable communities in Sapopemba, east zone, São Paulo (2011). Una was awarded at 5th Iberoamericana Architecture Biennale, Montevideo, 2006, for School in Campinas. The office received several awards from Brazil Institute of Architects, in 2008 received the top prize of this institution, Carlos Milan award, for the Piqueri New Railway Station project. Studio was also awarded in International Biennale of São Paulo Architecture: Eighth edition, for Joanopolis House; Seventh edition, second prize for Mooca and Ipiranga districts Reurbanization project; Fifth edition, for Maria Antonia University Center _USP.

    In 2003 Una was part of team invited by architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha for the competition between SP and Rio, for hosting 2012 Olympic Games.

    Una has participated in three editions of Venice Biennale of Architecture; in 2004, as part of the Brazil Pavilion, as a national representation; in 2006, as part of Arsenalle Pavilion, selected by international board of curators, and in 2014, part of the Brazil Pavilion again. In 2010 Una was invited to exhibit at Lisbon Architecture Triennale a housing strategic project called Caranguejo Tabaiares, in the city of Recife, which was specially developed for that exhibition. Was one of the selected six offices to be part of the exhibition “Coletivo (Collective – Paulista Contemporary Architecture). The exhibition was first shown in São Paulo and then in Rio de Janeiro, Lisbon, Zurich, Santiago, St. Louis, Braumschweig. Participated in "Encore Modern: 1928-2005 Brésiliennes Architectures", Paris, 2005; "Building connections: Brazilian design for real cities", Cervantes Institute, Chicago, 2010; "Fronteiras", Spain Cultural Center, Guatemala, 2009, among others. www.unaarquitetos.com.br

    Cristiane Muniz is Coordinator of postgraduate course at Escola da Cidade, called "Architecture, Education and Society", since 2014.
    Coordinator and teacher of undergraduate design studios at Escola d
    a Cidade, since 2008. Associate teacher since 2004. Guest teacher at Mackenzie Presbyterian University, for postgraduate course in Architecture and Urbanism _ Infrastructural Projects, in 2006.
    Guest teacher at Taller Sudamerica, School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (FADU), University of Buenos Aires, in 2006.

    Lecturer at Quito; Santa Fe, Paraná e Córdoba; Bogotá; Berlin; Seville; Merida; Mendoza; Santiago; Pescara e Boario; Lisbon; Barcelona; Austin; Buenos Aires.
    MUNIZ, Cristiane
    Founding Partner of UNA Arquitetos

    WANG, Wilfried

    With Barbara Hoidn, founder of Hoidn Wang Partner in Berlin. Since 2002, O’Neil Ford Centennial Professor in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. Born in Hamburg, studied architecture in London; partner with John Southall in SW Architects. Founding co-editor with Nadir Tharani of 9H Magazine; co-director with Ricky Burdett of the 9H Gallery. Director of the German Architecture Museum. Taught at the Polytechnic of North London, University College London, ETH Zürich, Städelschule, Harvard University, and the Universidad de Navarra. Author and editor of various architectural mono- and topographs. Co-editor of the O’Neil Ford Mono- and Duograph Series. Chairman of the Erich Schelling Architecture Foundation; adjunct member of the Federation of German Architects; foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm; member and deputy director of the architecture section of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin; honorary doctorate from the Royal Technical University Stockholm; honorary member of the Portuguese Chamber of Architects.
    WANG, Wilfried
    Architect Hoidn Wang Partner,
    O'Neil Ford Centennial Chair in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin Berlin Deputy Director of the Architecture Section at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin

    PEPONIS, John

    John Peponis was born in Athens, Greece, in 1955. He is a professor of architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. He has contributed to the development of theories, methods and measures for the analysis of built space and its human functions at the scale of buildings and urban areas, to assist the formulation and evaluation of designs.  He is one of the founding leaders of the field of space syntax. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the General Services Administration, the Ministry of Research in Greece, the Georgia Tech Foundation, Steelcase, Perkins+Will and Dar Al-Handasah. As a registered architect in Greece he collaborates with Kokkinou and Kourkoulas Architects. His papers address the geometric and computational foundations of space syntax; the cognitive and organizational performance of museums, work environments, healthcare environments and environments for learning; design formulation and design languages; urban layout and its functions; spatial cognition.
    PEPONIS, John
    Architect & Professor,
    School of Architecture, Georgia Tech

    KIM, Sunghong

    KIM Sung Hong is a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of Seoul. Studied architecture at Georgia Tech, the University of California at Berkeley and Hanyang University in Seoul; Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington in 2006; Provost of Planning and Research Office, University of Seoul from 2007-2008; Organizer of the exhibition, “Megacity Network: Contemporary Korean Architecture” in Frankfurt, Berlin, Tallinn, Barcelona and Seoul from 2007-2010; Author of research papers, essays and books about contemporary Korean architecture and urbanism including ‘Future Asian Space: Projecting the Urban Space of New East Asia’ (2012), ‘Street Corner Architecture’ (2011), ‘On Asian Streets and Public Space’ (2010), ‘New Imagination of Urban Architecture’ (2009), ‘Megacity Network: Contemporary Korean Architecture’ (2007); Field Editor for the Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering from 2010-2012, and currently a Chief Editor for SPACE Academia; Columnist for the Korea JoongAng Daily from 2011-2013; Juror for the several international competitions for architecture, urban and landscape design. Curated “The FAR Game: Constraints Sparking Creativity,” for the Korean Pavilion, Venice Biennale in 2016.
    Moderator & Speaker
    KIM, Sunghong
    Professor of Architecture and Urbanism
    University of Seoul
    “Urban Futures: Living in the Inter City,” the kick-off keynote forum of ‘UIA 2017 Seoul, Soul of City’, will discuss the experiences, lessons, ideas, and endeavours from different cities and regions. At a time when managing and reversing man-induced climate change is imperative, how can the architecture of cities contribute to environmental quality? How can urban morphologies and building typologies related to ‘open-ness’ and ‘inclusiveness’ of different people and lifestyles? How is the urbanism of pluralism attainable by regenerating urban architecture? How can individual building design influence the formation of public space in the face of gentrification and commercialization? To what extent can architects turn the motivation of short-term private profits into the realization of long-term public benefits? How can buildings be inserted into urban infrastructures to upgrade informal sectors of megacities, and keep neighborhood networks working?

    Four speakers - John Peponis, Wilfried Wang, Alvaro Puntoni, and Sung Hong KIM - will present specific cases and examples from West Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia, and open up a discussion on the role and leadership of architects in a globally connected world in which we face interrelated local and global problems - the key agenda of UIA world congress.

  • Day2. Culture
  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:00 - 12:00


  • Panelists
  • LI, Xiaodong

    Li, Xiaodong, graduated from School of Architecture at Tsinghua University in 1984 and did his PhD at the School of Architecture, Delft University of Technology between 1989-1993, is a practicing architect, educator and researcher on architecture. Li Xiaodong’s design ranges from interior, architecture to urban spaces, he has won both national and international, among which: his design for Bridge School in Fujian Province was the winner of 2009 AR(review) emerging Architecture award and winner of 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture; he was awarded the Honorary Felloship by AIA in 2012; his Liyuan Library was the winner of inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize of Architecture (2014) and winner of Culture category of WAF in Singapore(2012) and winner of Architecture of Necessity in Sweeden(2013) ;his Yuhu elementary school won UNESCO Jury Award for Innovation, EDRA/Places annual design Awards (US),AR+D Awards (UK) highly commended,ARCSIA Gold Medal, and Business Week/Architectural Records China Awards best Public Building. He also teaches architecture, he has won prestige international awards: RIBA tutor’s prize (2000) and SARA tutor’s prize (2001) for his inspirational teaching at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. Currently, he is now professor of architecture at the school of Architecture, Tsinghua University, in Beijing.
    LI, Xiaodong
    Architect & Professor,
    Tsinghua University

    SEUNG, H-Sang

    Born in 1952, graduated Seoul National University and studied at Technische Universitaet in Wien. Worked for Kim Swoo Geun from 1974 to 1989 and established his office "IROJE architects & planners' in 1989. He was a core member of “4.3 Group” which strongly influenced Korean architectural society, and participated in founding “Seoul School of Architecture” for a new educational system. He is the author of 'Beauty of Poverty(1996 Mikunsa)', 'Architecture, Signs of Thoughts(2004 Dolbegae)', ‘Landscript(2009 Yoelhwadang)’ and 'Graveyard of Roh Muhyun(2010 Nulwa)', and was an Visiting Professor of North London University and taught at Seoul National University and at Korea National University of Art. His works are based on his own critical concerns on Western culture of the 20th century whose subject is 'beauty of poverty'. He won various prizes with his practice and works, and was the coordinator for 'Paju Book City'. The America Institute of Architects invested him with Honorary Fellow of AIA in 2002, and Korea National Museum of Contemporary of Art selected him as 'the artist of year 2002', first time for an architect and had a grand solo architecture exhibition. He, gained world-wide fame as architect with his architectural achievements and through various international exhibitions, has spread out his architectural field over Asia, Europe and America. In 2007, Korean government honored him with ‘Korea Award for Art and Culture’, and he was commissioned as director for Gwangju Design Biennale 2011 after for Korean Pavilion of Venice Biennale 2008. He was commissioned as the first City Architect of Seoul Metropolitan Government in 2014 and finished his term in 2016.
    SEUNG, H-Sang
    Architect, IROJE
    “지문 / 地文 / LANDSCRIPT”

    KUMA, Kengo

    Kengo Kuma was born in 1954 in Yokohama (Japan). He completed his master’s degree in architecture at the University of Tokyo in 1979. From 1985 to 1986 he studied at Columbia University as Visiting Scholar. He established Kengo Kuma & Associates in 1990. He taught at Keio University from 2001 to 2008 as professor, and in 2009 he was installed as Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Tokyo. Among Kuma’s major early works are Kiro-san Observatory (1994), the guest house Water/Glass (1995, received AIA Benedictus Award), the Noh Stage in Forest at the Toyoma Center for Performance Arts (received in 1997 Architectural Institute of Japan Annual Award), the Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum of Art (2000, received The Murano Prize), Great Bamboo Wall in China (2002).
    Recent works include Suntory Museum (2007), Nezu Museum (2009, Tokyo), Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum (2010, Yusuhara), Asakusa Culture Tourism Information Center (2012, Tokyo), the Nagaoka City Hall (2012, Nagaoka), The 5th Kabukiza (2013, Tokyo), Kyushu Geibunkan (2013), Tokyo Central Post Office KITTE (2013), Toshima City Hall (Tokyo, 2015), Toyama Kirari – Toyama Glass Art Museum and City Library (2015) and Komatsu Seiren Fabo (2015). Completed projects outside Japan include: Besançon Art Center and Cité de la Musique (2012) , FRAC (Fond Regional d’Art Contemporaine) Marseille (2013), Darius Milhaud Coservatory of Music (2013), Entrepot Macdonald (Education and Sport Complex, 2014), Lyon Confluence HIKARI (2015), China Academy of Art’s Folk Art Museum (2015). A number of large projects are also in progress internationally, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum building in Dundee (Scotland), University Multifunction Center at EPFL in Lausanne (Switzerland), Saint Denis station (France), Albert Kahn Museum (France), Padova Convention Center (Italy).
    Kengo Kuma was awarded with the International Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award in 2002 (Finland), International Architecture Awards for the Best New Global Design for Chokkura Plaza and Shelter in 2007 and Energy Performance + Architecture Award in 2008 (France). He is an International Fellow of RIBA in UK and Honorary Fellow of AIA of the US.
    He has also written numerous books and most of the titles have been translated into Chinese and Korean. His major writings, Anti-Object, Natural Architecture, Small Architecture have been published in English from AA Publications, the book department of AA School, UK’s prestigious architecture institution.
    KUMA, Kengo
    Professor, University of Tokyo

    JEON, Bonghee

    JEON, BongHee is a professor at Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Seoul National University. He did a Ph.D at Seoul National University, graduating in 1992. He was a Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar at Harvard University from 2003 to 2004, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at U.C. Berkeley from 2010 to 2011, and a visiting professor at the Institute of Korean Studies, Kyushu University in 2015. His major publications include ‘Three Bay by Three Bay (Distinguished Books of the Year 2006 chosen by the Korea Academy of Science, Seoul National University Press, 2006),’ ‘A Guide to Korean Traditional Architecture (Dongnyok Publishers, 2006),’ ‘Hanok and the History of Korean House (Distinguished Books of the Year 2012 chosen by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Dongnyok Publishers, 2012),’ and ‘A Cultural History of the Korean House (Seoul Selection, 2016).’ He has received various awards and recognitions from several organizations, including a special award for an architectural historian called Nampa Prize by the Architectural Institute of Korea in 2012 and the Commendation from the Minister from the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning of Korea in 2014. This year, Seoul National University honored him with an Excellence Teaching Award which is given to professors who highly contributed to the SNU community through passionate teaching career and academic activities in the society. Prof. Jeon was the head of organizing committee for EAAC GWANGJU in 2015 and currently an academic committee member of UIA Seoul 2017, and a cultural heritage committee at Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea.
    JEON, Bonghee
    Professor, Seoul National University
    This Keynote Forum deals with how East Asian contemporary architects would perceive their long-standing history and overwhelming vestiges of tradition. Invited speakers who have shown distinctive perspectives on history during the age of globalization in the 21st century will be challenged to answer the question of “Where is history in your design practice?”

    They are the frontiers voicing up their opinions in the international architectural field, rather than showing a reserved attitude settling in the shadow of tradition. In their works, what are the different interpretations on the past and how do they project future of their own? This forum will be an excellent platform to open up the discourse of “similarities in differences.”

  • Day3. Nature
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 10:00 - 12:00


  • Panelists
  • Kjetil Trædal Thorsen
    Founding Partner & Director, Architect MNAL, AIA, Hon FRIBRA, Dr.H.C.


    Kjetil spent most of his Norwegian childhood on the costal island of Karmøy. After spending his first three school years in Essen, Germany, he moved back to Karmøy. Before finishing his secondary education in Norway, Kjetil spent two years in Sunningdale, England, where he completed his art O-level a year early. At this time he decided he wanted to study architecture.

    Immediately after finishing the Gymnasium at Karmøy, he moved to Graz, Austria to studyarchitecture, and completed his Dipl.Ing of Architecture in 1985. The same year he moved to Oslo and started his first private architecture practice. In 1987 he co-founded Snøhetta Architecture and Landscape – a collaboration of architects and landscape architects. He also co-founded Norway’s first architectural gallery, Galleri ROM.

    Since the creation of Snøhetta, Kjetil has been a driving partner, and as a board member and project director he has been instrumental in defining and developing Snøhetta’s philosophy and architectural ambition. Many of the projects created by Snøhetta has been inspired or led by Kjetil.

    Selected projects

    2015 – The Governmental Quarter, Oslo, Norway. Parallel commission, 177 500m2
    2015 – Le Monde Headquarters, Paris, France. Office building, competition 1st prize
    2013 Vestre Production Facilities, Torsby, Sweden. Production & administrative building
    2013 M+, Hong Kong, China. Museum, 60 000m2
    2013 Nobel Center, Stockholm, Sweden. Culture building, 20 000m2, competition
    2013 Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre, Aberdeen, Scotland. Rehabilitation center, 620m2
    2012 Lascaux IV, Montignac, France. Cave museum, 8 000m2
    2012 Annecy Congress Center, Annecy, France. Congress center, 7 000m2
    2012 Busan Opera House, Busan, South Korea. Opera house, 48 000m2
    2011 – San Fransisco Museum of Modern Art, San Fransisco, USA. Museum expansion

    Work experience

    1987 – Founding Partner, Project Director, & Senior Architect / Snøhetta2
    2004 – 08 Professor / University of Innsbruck, Austria
    1985 – 87 Founder, Private practice
    1983 – 84 Ralph Erskine, Stockholm
    1982 – 83 Arbeidsgruppen Hus


    1985 Master of Engineering in Architecture, Technical University of Graz, Austria

    THORSEN, Kjetil Trædal
    Founding Partner & Director, Architect,
    MNAL, AIA, Hon FRIBRA, Dr.H.C. , Snøhetta

    TERAYAMA, Thomas

    Thomas Terayama received M Arch from Princeton University, and gained professional experience in New Jersey, New York, and Los Angeles before returning to Japan. As a an architect and a project manager at Nikken Sekkei, he has lead teams of architects, planners, and engineers to deliver 90 hectare university master planning, and design for academic buildings grossing over 350,000 sq.m in Makkah, KSA. Informed by practice and academic research, Terayama has explored applications of sustainability and wellness in planning and architectural design.
    Past academic appointments include teaching assistant at Princeton University for graduate level studios, and visiting design jury at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Terayama served as an adjunct professor at Temple University in Philadelphia. His personal projects have been published in New York Times, Japan Architect, etc, and has been awarded by Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction Award amongst others.
    TERAYAMA, Thomas
    Nikken Sekkei

    MAAS, Winy

    Prof. Ir. Ing. BNA HAIA FRIBA (Schijndel, Netherlands, 1959)
    Principle Architect / Urban Planner
    Merits, received from respective national governments for his contributions to the field of architecture and urbanism:
    2011 Chevalier de la Légion D'honneur, awarded by the French Government
    2015 Order of the Dutch Lion, awarded by the Dutch Government
    1984/1990 Master in Architecture, Delft University of Technology, NL (with honors)
    1984/1990 Master in Urban Planning, Delft University of Technology, NL (with honors)
    1980/1984 Master in Landscape Architecture, RHSTL, Boskoop, NL
    Professional Experience
    2008/- Director and Founder The Why Factory, Delft, NL
    1993/- Co-director and Co-founder MVRDV, Rotterdam, NL
    1990/1993 Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam, NL
    1987/1989 DHV, Amersfoort, NL/ UNESCO, Nairobi, KE
    1984/1987 Municipality of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
    1983/1984 Bureau Bakker and Bleeker, Amsterdam, NL
    Academic Experience
    2016/- Visiting Professor GSAPP Columbia, New York, USA
    2015/- Visiting Professor IIT Chicago, USA
    2015 Visiting Professor Catholic University of Louvain, Tournai Campus, BE
    2014/2015 Academic Curator, Strelka Institute, Moscow, RU
    2013/2015 Visiting Professor University of Hong Kong
    2012 Visiting Professor of Architectural Design, ETH Zurich, CH
    2007/- Professor in architecture and urban design, Delft University of Technology, NL
    2006/2007 Visiting professor of architectural design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Architecture in Cambridge, Mas., US
    2006/2007 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting professor, Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, Columbus, US
    2006 Visiting professor of architectural design, Markus Prize Chair, School of Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, US
    2005/- Researcher, Delft School of Design, Delft University of Technology, NL
    2003/2004 Visiting professor of architectural design, Eero Saarinen chair, Yale University, School of Architecture, New Haven, US
    2000/2012 Staff member, researcher and thesis tutor Berlage Institute, Rotterdam, NL
    1998 Visiting professor Technical University, Vienna, AU
    1997/1999 Design tutor Architectural Association, London, UK
    1996/1999 Design tutor Berlage Institute, Amsterdam, NL
    1991/1995 Design tutor Delft University of Technology, NL
    1990/1997 Design tutor Akademie voor Bouwkunst, Rotterdam, NL
    Advisory Functions
    2013/- Member of Economic Development Board Rotterdam (EDBR), NL
    2012/- Urban Planning Supervisor for the City of Almere, NL
    2012/- Member of Advisory Board ‘Conversion Military sites’ for the City of Mannheim, DE
    2012 Advisor to Kosovo entry, Venice Biennale, IT
    2010/- Editorial Board, Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Paris, FR
    2009/2012 Curator of The Vertical Village©, museum of the future, JUT Foundation for Arts and Architecture, Taipei, TW
    2008/- Supervisor Structure Vision of Almere, Municipality of Almere, NL
    2007 Curator of Indesem 2007: The Legacy. Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, NL
    2007/- Member of Research Board, Berlage Institute Rotterdam, NL
    2007/2011President of Spatial Quality Board, Municipality of Rotterdam, NL
    2002/2005 Member of the Research Board of the National Planning, RPB, The Hague, NL
    2003/- Supervisor of the Barcode Urban development Bjørvika, Oslo, NO
    2000/2002 Member of the Quality Committee, City of Barcelona, ES
    2000/- Supervisor of Flight Forum, Eindhoven, NL
    1998/2004 Member of the Program Board of the National Design Group, RPD, The Hague, NL
    1995/1997 Board member of Items magazine, Amsterdam, NL
    1994/1997 Member of the editorial staff of Forum magazine, Arnhem, NL
    The work of Winy Maas and MVRDV has received numerous awards and distinctions. In 2015 alone, various aspects of the Rotterdam Markthal received awards – the parking garage, the cable net façade, the retail concept, the artwork, the archaeological museum, its urban regeneration impact – and the entire building itself received the Rotterdam Architecture Award for its innovation and iconic value.
    Lectures, juries, stage sets and exhibitions
    Since 1987 Winy Maas lectures in numerous places and occasions all over the world and participates in competition and award juries. He designs stage sets and curates exhibition, as most recently the ’Vertical Village’ which has been exhibited in various locations all around the world.
    Over the last two decades, the work of Winy Maas/MVRDV, their projects, research, exhibitions and lectures have been published and reviewed in many nationally and internationally acclaimed magazines, newspapers, and websites, including the New York Times, The Guardian, l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Domus, Blueprint, and many more.
    Think Tank ‘The Why Factory’
    Winy Maas is professor at and director of The Why Factory, a research institute for the future city, he founded in 2008 at TU Delft and is run in collaboration with MVRDV. It explores possibilities for the development of our cities by focusing on the production of models and visualisations for cities of the future.
    Together with The Why Factory, Winy Maas has published a series of research projects, titled ‘The Future City Series’ on subjects such as ‘The Green Dream’, ‘Vertical Village’, ‘City Shock’, ‘We Want World Wonders’, and most recently ‘Barba’, which discussed the potentials of applying nanotechnology in architecture.
    MAAS, Winy
    Co-Founding Director, MVRDV

    JEONG, Youngkyoon

    Mr. Young Kyoon Jeong, as CEO and Chair of the Board of Heerim Architects & Planners, has been in forefront for making Korean Architecture to be known in Global arena. With education from Seoul National University and University of Pennsylvania in architecture, and Professional working experiences in United States, he holds both AIA and KIRA qualifications. Some of outstanding global projects of Heerim under his leadership include SOCAR Headquarter and Baku National Stadium in Azerbaijan and Incheon International Airport Terminal 2. While Heerim carries out solid and consistent experiences in Korea, Vietnam, Azerbaijan, China and Bangladesh, it has recently successfully pioneered into Central Asia and the Middle East markets (Kazakhstan, Qatar, Kuwait, etc.) to further expand its horizon. In his role as CEO of Heerim, Mr. Jeong continues to broaden the firm’s global growth and meet new challenges at the same time to secure the global presence of Korean architecture.
    JEONG, Youngkyoon
    CEO, Heerim Architects & Planners
    The last day of the keynote forum of UIA 2017 Seoul Congress will be closed by the title ‘Humane Green Architecture: Whisper with the Green’ - where the selected speakers will come to share their dialogues, ideas and experiences towards the realization of Green Architecture. We shall discover their holistic endeavors and experimental approaches in seeking a more fulfilling relationship with nature, respecting the vernacular architecture, and engaging the distinctive regional characteristics of particular places translated into the modern vocabulary of architectural practice and technology.

    Can a city and nature coexist in harmony? How can the indigenous culture of a region bond with Green Architecture? How can the balance between the energy performance and sustainability agenda be achieved in a holistic point of view? What issues of Green Architecture should be addressed at both the macro and micro scales? What does the long forgotten knowledge of vernacular architecture mean in contemporary buildings? To what extent can the new smart design techniques embody the past wisdom in the modern architecture of today?

    Four architects from the America, Europe and Asia - THORSEN, Kjetil Trædal , Thomas TERAYAMA, Winy MAAS and Young Kyoon JEONG – are invited to present, share and debate their thoughts and ideas on how a city communes, interacts and balances with nature and the role of architects in building that relationship.